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The Klansman

Published 1974

Disturbing drama about the Ku Klux Klan and race starring Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Cameron Mitchell, Lola Falana and Linda Evans.
Directed by Terence Young (of James Bond (Dr. No & From Russia With Love) fame). Based on the novel by William Bradford Huie.
This is probably the cut TV version of the movie.

Run time 100:45
Producer Dir: Terence Young / Lee Marvin & Richard Burton
Audio/Visual sound, color


Reviewer: mijobo4u2 - favoritefavorite - January 3, 2013
I suppose that this is about as close to the truth as one would have you believe;however true history,if there is such a thing tells me the stage was set very differently.Nevertheless,the main actors did a good job,with the exception of Linda Evans.
Reviewer: rlneva1941 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2011
Subject: Superb Rendition of Klan Evil
I was spell bound for most of the film and being in color added to the overall impact of this dynamic rendition of Klan Evil in the south. Only problem I had was Burton mumbling his lines and for a Shakesperian actor that is a sin! It lent nothing to his character whatsoever.
I also noticed in the reviews that racial hatred still bleeds through in the reviews. How unfortunate. OJ Simpson did an admiralble job and I heard every word he uttered. I also read the hate that still exists for him in the reviews. How unfortunate.
Reviewer: ian619 - - May 20, 2011
Subject: Terrible
I read the novel way back then prior to seeing the film (the uncut version) this movie must be one of the top 10 crap films ever,, butron was bladdered and marvin looked like he rather be somewhere else and i cant blame him, still had to download tho just for the ~uck of it
Reviewer: skybandit - - May 19, 2011
Subject: Not PD
There's a valid copyright notice at the end. The film might be an orphan, but it IS under copyright.

EDIT: I sit corrected. Never mind.
Reviewer: Aubreynowimhere - - May 19, 2011
Subject: Should be PD
VideoCellar cleared this one as PD before uploading. The original release had an invalid copyright notice. This is the cut version made for TV and the copyright notice was added too late.
Reviewer: andyarrow - favoritefavorite - May 19, 2011
Subject: Please contact
I am interested in using clips from The Klansman in a new documentary. There is much conflicting information about The Klansman being in the public domain. Can anyone confirm. Thanks. PS, I was an extra in the film -- a hippie protestor, appearing at minute 61. A most unfortunate cinematic endeavor, overall.
Reviewer: kareneliot - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 26, 2010
Subject: Disturbing, gripping, and sadly... probably pretty accurate.
A look at race relations in the deep South during the Civil Rights era.

I am afraid this movie, based on the fictional novel by William Bradford Huie, isn't as fictional as one might like to think it is. This story, no doubt, has a basis in fact.
Reviewer: doowopbob - favorite - February 19, 2010
Subject: Im Not Watchin'..
..Cause It's Got That Low Life Scumbag O.J.Simpson In In It..!
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